Nigeria’s proposed national carrier, Nigeria Air has been awarded the Air Transport Licence (ATL) by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) to commence operations.
The Federal Ministry of Aviation disclosed this on its twitter handle on Monday. It wrote: “Presentation of Airline Transport Licence (ATL) to Interim Board of Nigeria Air. Nigeria Air is here and is going to provide quality service to Nigerians,” the tweet read.
The development comes four years after the national carrier was first unveiled by the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika.
Nigeria’s Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, explained that the airline would start operations with three wet-leased aircraft, as it would take about three to five years to take delivery of an aircraft that was ordered for.
In March, Nigeria Air Limited applied to NCAA for a licence to operate scheduled and non-scheduled passenger and cargo services.